(Washington FreeBeacon) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) subsidized over 100,000 apartments for tenants who do not meet work or community service requirements, costing taxpayers at least $37 million.
According to an audit released by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) on Wednesday, the federal government is at risk of losing an additional $448 million worth of subsidies this year on "noncompliant tenants."
HUD offers subsidies for public housing, where rent can be as cheap as $50, to low-income individuals. Tenants between the ages of 18 and 62 who are not disabled, must do at least eight hours of community service or job training per month in order for the government to subsidize their rent, known as the "community service and self-sufficiency requirement" (CSSR).
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